The closing conference of the Erasmus Skills project took place online on February 25th, 2021. The event focused on the support for students before, during and after their mobility experience, as well as the support university teachers and practitioners can provide to Erasmus+ students for nurturing a more conscious soft skills acquisition. Going on Erasmus is a great way for young people to learn more about themselves and develop their personal skills to make them more equipped to join a globalised society. However, students don’t always manage to voice which skills they have gained through their mobility.
During the virtual event, a panel of experts in the field of higher education and mobility discussed how to assess the skills gained through international student mobility, side by side with how to translate these gained competencies into the curriculum and career development of students.
The Erasmus Skills project is coordinated by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in partnership with the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, European University Foundation (EUF), Expertise in Labour Mobility (ELM), and Ghent University. The core of the project is to provide digital tools to ensure that students are more aware of the process they go through while on exchange and the impact this has on their acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA), their personal and professional development and enables them to put all this into words.